Weekly Bulletin April 30 – May 6, 2017

 

HOLY COMMUNION

is celebrated in all services in the Church as well as the Bridge service with individual cups.

 

Here at St. John Lutheran Church, we believe, teach and confess that the bread and wine we eat and drink at Holy Communion is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly present in this meal giving us the benefits He won for us on the cross: forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Holy Communion is also a meal that expresses unity in faith and belief among those who partake in it. Because of this, and because those who eat and drink unworthily do so to their great harm, we ask those of you with us who are guests and visitors to this church to please speak to one of the pastors or elders before communing. Please leave the grape juice for those with special medical needs and have spoken to pastors. Thank you and may God bless you in worship today!

 

ALTAR FLOWERS

The altar flowers this weekend are given in honor of all our church brothers and sisters.

 

CARING MOMENTS

Caring Moments is a special service just for you today!  Are you hurting in some way and want to speak to someone who would like to help and listen to your concerns and special prayer requests? Tell an usher that you want to speak to someone or look for a Stephen Minister who is wearing their nametag and is there to listen to you. We pray this ministry will be of help.  

From Your Stephen Ministry Team.

 

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation for our 8th graders will be held Sunday, May 7, at the 11:00 a.m. service in the Church. This will be a longer service that will be a “full house”. Please keep that in mind while attending services that weekend. Thank you.

 

THANK YOU!

Thank you to Dan and Carolyn Richard for their donation of a backboard and basketball hoop for the playground!
 

WHAT’S GOING ON AT ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL?

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The school is hosting its Annual National Day of Prayer on May 4th at 8:55 a.m. Please join them at the flagpole on Wayne Avenue for the program. Everyone is welcome!!!

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK 

Next week is Teacher Appreciation week. Please drop off a special note, treat or small token to show them that you appreciate all their hard work. Go to stjohntigers.com for a list of the teachers’ favorite things. 

   

SPORTS PHYSICALS

Defiance Chiropractic Clinic will be conducting sports physicals here at the school on May 2nd after school. Call Mrs. Kemper at 419-782-1751 to reserve a time.

 

BRIDGE SERVICE

Please remember that this is the last weekend of the Bridge service for at least the summer. The service will be reevaluated for the fall. If anyone would like to help with this service in the fall, please let the church office know. We are looking for a weekly leader, individuals to help set up, musicians and singers.

  

ROOF REPAIR

The roof over the south end of the building is in need of repair. We have a quote of $64,917.00. If you would like to contribute to the “roof repair fund” please mark your envelope accordingly.  The Endowment Committee currently has $25,000 set aside for this much needed repair but additional funds will be necessary.

  

WOULD YOU LIKE A DVD OF THE MAY 7TH 11:00AM CONFIRMATION SERVICE?

The 11:00 a.m. Confirmation Sunday service, May 7, 2017, will be available on DVD. The DVD would be a great memento or, if family members could not attend, this would be a great way to share your Confirmation Day with your family. The cost is $5.00 each. Pre-order your DVD today by calling the church office at 419-782-5766.
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The youth need volunteers to make our cream pies for the Pie Pan at our county fair this year. If you are willing to help out, please contact Angie Morris at (419)956-1171 or at the Church Office.
 

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Victoria Rohlf, daughter of Jeff and Tami Rohlf, who is this year’s recipient of the Carol A. Font scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a communicant member of the church who has been accepted as a freshman into a college program for teaching. Victoria will be awarded the $1,500 scholarship at the awards ceremony at Tinora on May 12.
 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lunch Room. The proposed budget will be presented and voted upon. Please make plans to attend. Thank you.

 

DO YOU WANT SOME HELP CONNECTING?

Each week we put on our YouTube Channel the video of both Pastors’ sermons. We only have 16 subscribers…need to have more! Also, we put the audio of the sermons of BuzzSprout. If you would like to be shown on your Smart Phone or how to connect on your home computer to our social media please stop after the 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 14, in the lunchroom. Lonnie Warncke and Rita Bergman will be available to assist you. We have a facebook page, web page, Pastor Matt has a blog and a twitter account. Stay connected where ever you are!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The last day of Sunday School for grades K – 5 for the summer will be

Sunday, May 21. Sunday School will resume in the fall on Sunday, September 10. Current 5th graders will be accepted into the Youth Bible Study in the Youth room at 9:30 a.m. on May 28.

  

STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE – SATURDAY, MAY 13

The Defiance letter carriers in cooperation with the Defiance Post Office and United Way of Defiance County have partnered for this annual one-day food drive to be held Saturday, May 13. St. John’s Food Pantry has benefited tremendously from this event. We need two shifts of two volunteers on behalf of St. John to help the mail carriers unload the donations at the Post Office from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. We will also need two volunteers with trucks to bring the food from the post office to the church. There will be two drops of food. The first will be at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 4:30 p.m. Then we need several volunteers at the church to help unload food once it has been distributed to each pantry. Please call Amy Ducat in the church office at 419-782-5766 if you are interested in helping.

 

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

– There are vacancies on many of the Boards within the Church including the Trustees, Stewardship and Evangelism Boards. Won’t you consider serving the Church by joining one of the Boards? Please contact the Church Office at (419)782-5766 if you are interested in serving. Thank you.

If you are already serving on a Board, we thank you for your service and ask that you prayerfully consider serving again on the next two-year term. Your time and talents are greatly appreciated.

 

TENEBRAE AUDIO CD AVAILABLE

– If you would like a “Tenebrae” audio CD with the Senior Choir, please contact the church office. The cost is $3.00 each.
 

KAITLYN’S COTTAGE GALA AND GOLF EVENT

Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a respite center for individuals with special needs located on the campus of ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. It gives caregivers of special needs individuals the ability to take a break from daily activities while their loved one is in a safe and nurturing environment. Proceeds from the Bow Ties and Birdies event will be used to support the operating expenses of Kaitlyn’s Cottage.

This event sponsored by ProMedica will be held July 7 and 8. For more information contact Breanna Randolph at (419)291-7473 or by e-mail at breanna.randolph@promedica.org
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS – YOUTH GARAGE SALE

Clean out the attic and clean out the garage!  Please support the youth of St. John with your good, clean saleable items!  Bring your items to the gym starting Monday, June 5.  The sale will be held on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. Thank you!

 

USHERS ALSO NEEDED

– Additional ushers are needed for the 11:00 a.m. service. Please contact Tony Homier or the Church Office if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
 

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS – April 22 & 23, 2017

Service                                              Attendance

6:30 PM                                                 73   

8:00 AM                                                 74         

9:30 AM                                                114

11:00 AM                                               235 

BRIDGE                                                 65        

TOTAL                                          561